What Were You Thinking…

Have you ever read a book that left you wanting to ask the author “What were you thinking…..?”


If you’ve read one of my books and came across something that left you wondering… ask away and I’ll do my best to answer.




17 thoughts on “What Were You Thinking…

  1. I don’t think I’ve had that problem with your books. I have read books by others where I’ve wondered though. My biggest pet peeve lately is when books end on cliff hangers. That just seems so unfair to make the readers wait.

    • Lori…I’ve been frustrated, too, when I’ve read a book that leaves things hanging, but some publishers believe this is the way to keep readers coming back for more. Hope your week is off to a great start!

  2. I have never had a problem with any of your books. One thing I have found that I don’t like an author to do is leave the book with a clift hanger, no ending at all. I hate that. If a review says anything about a clift hanger then I won’t get that book.

    • Virginia, you and Lori think alike about cliff hangers…interesting to hear you say you won’t purchase a book if the review mentions a cliff hanger–wonder if publishers realize some readers look for those clues. Thanks for leaving a comment!

  3. There have been a few NS books that have had a sad ending, where the hero dies. Why is this necessary? I am referring to The Best of Me and Message in a Bottle specifically. You think your are moving to a romantic conclusion & then you are throwing the book across the room! As for cliff hangers, I think a lot of new adult series are going that way, especially if they are e-book only. I am also not a fan of cliff hangers.

  4. I love your books Marin. This is just me but I cannot get into Kresley Cole’s After Dark series. The names of her characters – what was she thinking.? And I no everyone loves her books except me.

    • Hi Tammy, I can tell you as an author that we know not every reader will connect with our books–we’d love it if they did but that’s not reality. My biggest worry sometimes is that what I’ve written will effect a reader in a negative way which is never an author’s intent. But sometimes the subject matter in a book might rub the reader the wrong, especially if they’ve had a personal experience with it–hopefully that doesn’t happen too often.

      • Marin – I have loved every one of your books and I have nearly every one. I really meant to also say J.R. Ward’s Black Dagger Brotherhood . I tried to read it. Could not get into Wrath. No one ever says anything negative about her books. But, I could not stand them. Rhage, Zsadist, Vishous, Phury and Rehvenge are the worst hero names I have ever heard.

  5. I too shy away from cliffhangers or serialized episode books. I won’t buy it unless it is completed and either in a bundled set or not too pricey per episode. I also am not a fan of a lot of grammatical and spelling errors…there are sooo many programs to help with that as well as editing. It really ruins the flow of the story for me when I have to edit in my head page after page. I even have run across books were the main characters name changed in sections of the book needless to say I don’t buy those authors anymore….

    • Hi koshkalady-I would be lost if I didn’t have a professional editor(s) double checking my books and yet I still find an error here or there (sigh). I read the same pages so many times before the book is published that it’s scary how my brain/eyes will correct the mistake yet it won’t register with me that I need to “mark it”. That being said, I’d be in really big trouble if I had to self-edit my books-thank goodness I don’t! Enjoy your weekend 🙂

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